Author Archives: luke@beaconecological.com.au

Biodiversity Assessment

As of September 2013, The Permitted clearing of native vegetation – Biodiversity assessment guidelines (the  Guidelines) are incorporated into the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning  schemes in Victoria. These Guidelines replace the Victoria’s Native Vegetation – A Framework for … Continue reading

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Bushfire Management Statements

Planning applications for certain constructions and subdivisions prepared under the Bushfire Management Overlay must include a Bushfire Management Statement. This demonstrates the way in which the application meets the relevant objectives, standards and decision guidelines of the Bushfire Management Overlay. … Continue reading

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Growling Grass Frog

Information on the Growling Grass Frog. Contact Beacon Ecological for any ecological advice or Growling Grass Frog Surveys Continue reading

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Striped Legless Lizard

The Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar is a significant reptile species listed as vulnerable under the Commonwealth EPBC Act, and listed as a threatened taxon under the Victorian FFG Act. The responsible authority (i.e. council, State or Commonwealth Government) may … Continue reading

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Golden Sun Moth

The Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana is a significant invertebrate species listed as critically endangered under the Commonwealth EPBC Act, and listed as a threatened taxon under the Victorian FFG Act. The responsible authority (i.e. council, State or Commonwealth Government) … Continue reading

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Offset Management Plan

Only once the first two steps of the Net Gain approach (avoid and minimise native vegetation removal) have been addressed to the fullest extent possible, can appropriate offsets be considered (step three of the Net Gain approach). Commensurate gains, to … Continue reading

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Habitat Hectares

To ensure decisions concerning the removal of native vegetation are made in an appropriate and consistent manner, the Habitat Hectares assessment methodology was developed by the State Government in 2004. The Habitat Hectares assessment methodology allows for the calculation of … Continue reading

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Net Gain

Any action that will result in the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation is required to address the three-step approach of Net Gain as per the policy document: Victoria’s Native Vegetation Management – a Framework for Action (the Framework). … Continue reading

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Environmental Consultant

Beacon Ecological is an environmental consultancy providing solutions for ecologically sustainable development and biodiversity management. Quality results are delivered within agreed time frames to ensure rapid project progress. A key element of our work is our ability to balance threatened … Continue reading

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Ecological Consultants

Beacon Ecological is an ecological consultancy providing solutions for ecologically sustainable development and biodiversity management. Quality results are delivered within agreed time frames to ensure rapid project progress. A key element of our work is our ability to balance threatened … Continue reading

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